The Wellspring program, based at Heritage Place on 36th & Cuming St., helps men and women over the age of 19 overcome the damaging effects of sexual exploitation, sex trafficking and prostitution through empowerment and peer support. There is no charge for the program’s services, and individuals can choose to participate in one or multiple services.
Wellspring offers individual therapy in a non-judgmental, trauma-informed manner in order to help survivors recover from their lived experiences. Therapists are trained in EMDR, which is an evidence-based treatment for survivors of trauma. Therapy for survivors is generally a slow, incremental process where therapists first work to build a trusting and honest relationship on the survivor's own terms and timeline.
Chemical Dependency Evaluations
Wellspring offers free Chemical Dependency Evaluations to participants by a therapist who is well informed in dynamics related to prostitution and sex trafficking. Wellspring staff make recommendations and work to connect participants to partnering Chemical Dependency Treatment programs. We can often continue to engage participants in individual therapy while collaborating with their Chemical Dependency Treatment team.
Wellspring offers groups as a free service to the Douglas County Department of Corrections and screens participants in these groups for Wellspring program eligibility. We work to connect these individuals to our services upon their discharge from corrections.
For more information about Wellspring or to request services, please call 402-898-5871.